20 Burst results for "Jon Wertheim"
"jon wertheim" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
"A commercial. What david falk did for jordan was completely transformative and In here it's exactly what you sent me here here. We are and these are the origins of of modern sports as we know it. It was almost quaint. Once upon a time that the lakers would bestow upon magic johnson a twenty five year twenty five million dollar contract. It was all the money in the world was michael jordan. More important to nike or was more important to michael jordan. That is a great question that that is a book in itself right there Michael jordan rookie contract. By the way i think it was five hundred. Sixty five thousand dollars but no you look at where they were. Obviously the easy answer is they were great together and they did right by each other. I mean look at what. The jordan brand is worth today. Look at what. Jordan did for nike in the mid to late eighty s in terms of sales but they had be global athlete. I mean they had the man and sports and look how they wrote a look at nike's revenues from the summer eighty four when they signed jordan. Do this whole presentation. They get a designer. Who's flying back from dc. We're jordan's agent was and he sees a kid next to him on the plane with a pair of wings and decides to make an air jordan logo with wings. Look at what happens to nike from say. Nah summer of eighty four fall of eighty four when jordan finally starts playing and is as good as advertised the bulls and project that out for ten years and Wh whatever jordan. Getting from nike probably was a fraction of what your company nike and espn combined. Correct the explosion of both of those things sneaker come company commercialization monetization combined with media giant becoming sports empire and needing to fill the mil- what else was contributing in the time of mtv. Toward michael jordan. It's a unique. It's a big bang correct. Yep exactly and i think you'll with that but when you saw how much money michael jordan could make and how he could structure a deal. Michael jordan had a bonus clause where if the bulls who before he got to the team. We're drawing less than fifty percent capacity. He got an attendance bonus. Clause i think a lot of athletes woke up. Not just two ways you could cleverly frame contract which you know not. Every athlete has has the leverage the pull of michael jordan. And do that. But i think there was this awakening not in terms of political activism and platform that we usually talk about with athletes but economics and power michael. This is one of my favorite stories. Michael jordan did not go to the eighty four draught. Right you know this new commissioner. He's got the stick mustache. He's writing this hot hand. This sky david stern. he's just sat. Courtside of the lakers. Beat the celtics. Game seven first time burden magic. Plana find also david stern is. He's on a hot streak and he says you know what in a few days for now. We got this draft coming up. We're gonna make an thing. The draft used to be a bunch of guys in a hotel ballroom. We're gonna televise this. We're gonna pay the usa network one of these new cable outfits to broadcast it. We won all the players to come and michael. Jordan didn't go to the draft that year. Why was that. Because bob knight. The olympic coach wouldn't let him leave. Indiana spend a day in manhattan nights. That i don't wanna get his ass kiss i A bunch of suits in new york. So michael jordan is the third picking draft that year and he celebrates by going out for big mac with george raveling at mcdonald's bloomington indiana. I mean that's how he spent draft night. And i think you know you hear that story and it's kind of quaint and i have a bunch of stories that are personal book. How we used to go watch this team practice and they. They didn't even lock the doors of the gym. I mean anyone else a streaker to walk in and watch jordan. Barkley ewing chris. Mullin and john stockton practice. That summer just wasn't a thing and it's it's quaint and it's sort of You know it's it's nostalgia. But i think what it also says. It's these athletes had zero power in these athletes did recognize their worth. They didn't recognize their financial worth. And i think one thing that we sort of gloss over in the in. The jordan nike signature shoe. Retailing is the immense amount of power that that swung back to the acts athletes. I mean the fact. That jordan was making ten twenty times as much from nike and from bonuses of the was from what you know rod thorn in the bulls. Were paying him. I i think it's something we don't talk about enough because it really i think this big demarcation point in athletes agents realizing what labor is worth the name of the book is glory days the summer of eighty four and the ninety days that changed sports and culture forever. He also is an executive editor and senior writer at sports illustrated. Just wanted so. People don't actually have to go and read the things that you have reported and given expertise on. I'd like some cliff notes versions on some of the things you've written recently. So why are influencers taking over boxing. Here how is this happening and is it a good thing that this is happening the The the jury is elena. Those who treated me whether fight. I'll have you know but I i am i mean. I'm one of these people. Don't know if you're the same way. I'm a hundred percent in i'll pay any. Ppv for for me. I'll watch every usc card. Boxing is completely lost..
"jon wertheim" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
"Usually do this with ron. Mcgill as for today. We are doing it on a special wednesday edition asking the questions. We've got a lot of them today but one of them that came up the other day when we were talking about a hot air balloon that caught fire over. The african plains then landed in the african plains during my engagement trip to africa. How much danger was. I actually enron not with the part of the balloon crashing but just animals in the wild in africa. What kind of danger was i landing in when the basket fell over sideways and less danger that you have walking across the street on ocean drive. Let's put it that way. Okay the bottom line. Is this those adults at that. Balloon came down with all runaway. Lions runaway if you noticed if you're flying over animals as you fly over them. They're running away. They're not used to something that large that big when it comes down. They're not gonna come after you were never really in any danger. Are you talking about me there. The balloon that large that you're talking about the balloon. They're not me. Well yes the initial large largest would be The balloon run wild animals aware of things like hot air balloons and planes and stuff like that that fly overhead. They're definitely aware of them and may become desensitized them after a while. I mean i know that still when you go on the planes you know. I've been on balloon rides over the african plains many times and i've not seen an animal that really is totally desensitized to it. They always look up the always rag. Herds will run the other way but yes. I mean you could see this. You can get an animal desensitized anything. You can go to bush gardens and you'll see a roller coaster going loop the loop right next to the drafts of draft. I mean and look at this a flip and roller coaster. Long draft just eating their food. So you don't pay attention because they become desensitized so yes. Animals do become desensitized. Thanks ron how does the zoo handle mating. Is there a set schedule. And what's the process that goes into that thank you. How do we handle maybe mating. We don't handle it all. We let them handle it amongst themselves. They do it spontaneously The more they do it now. We assume that the more content they are We definitely we you know. We put males and females together as to their genetic background. So we want to make sure we get the healthiest bay. We don't want just anybody screw. I mean that's just not the right thing. Do you want to make sure they were having the right. Animals pair up together to produce the healthiest offspring with the bid at bell with the best genetic pool behind right. That's why i was asking. Do you bring animals. Will maybe zoos Were the right genetic matching. That's absolutely we're part of a program called the s p species survival plan and basically the put it in very simplistic terms like computer day Just like people who breed dogs you know you have a pedigree and your pedigree tells you which dog is the best odds debris with dot zoos have the same thing as one person for each species under the yes p. That person's called the stud bookkeeper and that's bookkeeper. Basically makes decision as to which males should be with which female sometimes. We'll fly mail bars to be with a female and say the los angeles zoo sometimes. If it's not practical to fly the animals wel- actually collect the sperm and use it to artificially inseminate that animal so you're still producing the same genetic makeup without the threat. Danger of having a ship an animal back and forth. Jessica what do you have for. Ron mcgill ronnie. Read that nasa ascending squids into space. And i'm curious what exactly are researchers looking at when they send living organisms into space. And what might the squid look like when they return later this july. That's a great question. I really don't know what they look like when they return I think they're just looking at all kinds of things whether it be. You know the composition of the musculature. Their blood counts If there's any elevation let's say white blood counts blood. Red blood counts. What kind of reaction. The body's going through should have a series of tests done by. Scientists are much smarter than i am to see what the difference is. Ours opposed to a gravity You know based environments. Because i'm sure that makes a difference as it does with human beings. Jessica what's the story. I heard you guys talking about with the elephants before we started here. What was happening with elephants. That lost their way. Yeah i don't know ron if you read about this. But there was a group of elephants in china that wandered off course and ended up three hundred miles away from their home. And i'm wondering What that means just lost elephants. What happens when the elephants are lost. Or you know there's so much development there's so much Human intrusion so many areas. It's not the elephants may be lost. Just maybe they're looking for someplace to better survive. Elephants are incredibly intelligent animals and they may be just searching for a better source of food but a source of water as areas dry up as their droughts or floods whatever's affecting the environment. Elephants are very intelligent and will seek out a better way survive. You know it's just like. I don't like equate people with animals but you know sometimes things are going bad and where you live. People migrate they. Try to find a better place a better living for their family. It must make you mad win. People are hunting elephants. No yeah it does. Make me mad dan. you know i. I wish people had the opportunity as i have had to see. Elephants awhile to look at an elephant face to face. Look in the eyes of these animals Again at the risk of sounding to really you know bunny hugger but there's a soul there and When you see an animal frightening see animals scared. You can see it in their eyes of seen it. An elephant is It's such a tragic thing to see how strong family bonds are with elephants. Especially i mean you heard that term takes a village to raise a child elephants to find that because that's what elephants do matriarchal the elephant females raise all the cavs in the heard there so protected they will literally lay their lives down for their cats. So it's pretty distressing. If someone goes out there and hunted for sport. Tony what do you have from gil. Ron you're an extremely well traveled. Man we were having a not an argument but a conversation about what the most interesting and weird thing we've eaten. What's the weirdest thing you've eaten on your travels. it would be a big maggot. It looks like a huge white maggots found in the heart of a tree In south america and it was just horrible. Because i had to eat alive..
"jon wertheim" Discussed on SI Media Podcast
"Discount vary are not available in all states and situations and another great part of that to put a bow on it. I was a die hard. Knick fan back in the in the riley days and those teams were as rough as it gets but it was an eighty four where riley had a major issue with the celtics. Physicality is there's a quote from riley after one of the games. That's in john's book. I think what boston did was the equivalent of two gang warlords meeting the night before a rumble and deciding on the weapons they both say bare fists and one of them shows up with zip guns. We now know what the weapons are. It's a shame it has to be this way. This guy who had charles oakley and anthony mason just beating people up if they came in for a layup. I think you could give that quote today. I mean you know. I feel like we're like we. We've become these old men who Playing grimmer but remember. Remember when kurt lick. Grandma gets absolutely decapitated famous. Cliff where you know. So it starts this brawl. And larry bird someone gets pushed into the cameras that it's the guy basically closed line going in for a layup they basically thirty seconds later. Kurt rambis on the line cheating to free threats. No technicals no right. Basically was like all right back to the game. He went back. He shot his free throws because it was a shooting foul and like agape carried on Yeah net off jimi while riley did a one eighty one person in the book who was the same eighty four then he is now is trump did his best to destroy the united states of america and destroyed the usfl in one thousand nine hundred four. It is amazing to read that stuff and to see that he's just you know the same sociopath now that he wasn't then i'll say this about the guy he's he's committed to the act no but it was. I mean i quoted Willie geist add. Bill wrote a great piece in the new york times magazine and eighty four and eighty four with really when trump for the went from this new york. Figure to this this national figure any use sports to do it with. I don't think we always matere old colleague. Tim row home run great piece jeff. Promos book was a great reference for this resource. But i mean that article that Bill geiss wrote it's like a cut and paste of today it's literally like trump. Trump doesn't always traffic and truth but he has a he has a magnetism that's undeniable. I think there's a line of your writing with donald. Trump is like riding in a motorcycle with no windshield. It's a wild ride but you'll get some bugs in your key. Showed us who he was thirty seven years ago. I hate to try to ask a rational and legitimate question about someone who's insane but the theme in in the chapter in your book. Glory days on the nfl and is trump is obsessed with having the league play in the fall. And why did he think he was. Go like what's his motivation that he thought he'd put the nfl at a business. What was because. I don't understand what the motivation was for that he wanted an nfl team. He saw this as. I don't think it was even for financial reasons. So much of it was sort of certification. I mean the guy..
"jon wertheim" Discussed on SI Media Podcast
"Remember a few years before that the nba finals word even broadcast live. And now you have this this sense asian and it's a seven game series. Yeah the boston garden is sold sweat box in. Its whether it was intentional or just a function of the bad h of ac. It was a gazillion degrees. And you imagine fan first of all you have a you have an official. I think you holiday initial who basically passes out dehydration during the game. Now so everything i mean i have this obsession with every single thing. I hear i read about my brain. Goes to imagine if this would happen today. Referee passing out because he's dehydrated because the building is eight thousand degrees then of air conditioning. The bus and guard it. We were the sports world would stop. It was like a blip. I'll give you the best one that i'll give you. Two one of them was just a sheer and go back. And watching these sure. Quotient of fans not wearing shirts on The topless top man but fairest about the. You wanna talk about magic today. The the teams flew there. Were no private planes. You flew back and forth. You're flying cohen three thousand miles and the way. The union structured the contract the veterans it was by seniority. So the veterans got the business class seats. But if you were a young player. Re michael jordan sat in coach for the first years of his career. The best part about this there think pat riley wants to get the team back as soon as possible for game. Seven game six is over. They go back playing game seven in boston. They take a red eye but they don't even get a direct flight. They change in washington dulles. You've got the biggest game of the got magic. Johnson kareem pat riley. I mean you have the iconic. Nba team it. Six in the morning and they're walking through dulles to get their connection to game seven. And the other thing i learned in this chapter is that this lakers celtics series and eighty four was the end of the two one one one one canario and now it's two three to all because of what you just stated with the travel So magic it's game seven and you're making literally four cross country. Flights often read is often in coach.
"jon wertheim" Discussed on SI Media Podcast
"Well the and the one thing that i didn't provide you that you provided me in the book on the on the wwe then wwf chapter. Which i want to get into is so just to give you guys who are listening a little. There's a chapter and they are eighty four. Where that's when cindy lauper did her horon in wwf. At that time famously. On teamed up with mtv brought in a whole other audience those clips on youtube of there were two events. That wwf mtv teamed up for a bra for all. And i forgot the name of the other one. But there's all all brawl tend yet. There's so many things that come out of that. I mean you have roddy piper people saying kicks walker which that's a little bit of a stretch. He threw off his leg. But my god if that happened today it would be you know front page news and then there are clips on youtube of that. Mtv show where oakland's in the locker. Room interviewing danny devito. And andy warhol. It was just an insane insane. Thanks but the key. I thought to that chapter which i maybe i knew but didn't really didn't hit me until i read it. You know none of that may happen. If it's not captain lou albano. He's the one who brokered it more than vince at that time and then ended up in the girls. Just wanna have fun videos. Well i didn't know any of this back story until i looked into it at one point Captain lou and cindy lauper flown. They're sitting next to each other on a plane to the caribbean. And cindy lauper is sort of this this down and out pop star. She's got there's one last and puts all her savings into this album and they're casting these new talk about cable. Tv they're casting. These new things called a video where you have a little movie. That accompanies your song. She can't afford to pay people so like lorne. Michaels ended up donating production equipment. And they say you know for for your dad your mom as a mom and apparently her parents were divorced. He didn't ask dad. We need someone to play your dad for the girls. Just wanna have fun video and someone says there's a guy captain lebedko she says. I co captain lou. Though is the guy. I sat next to win. You know flight on bloom. The rec- so gap blue wave for data video of the song goes to number one number two and they get you know. Suddenly you have this This unlikely pairing..
"jon wertheim" Discussed on SI Media Podcast
"There's a lot of olympics a lot. Michael jordan is a huge part of your book. I think my favorite part of the entire book from the from the sports stuff. It's early in the buck. The chapters really about jordan and the olympic trials. But the relationship. And back and forth between bobby knight. And charles barkley is. I think it was entertaining stuff in the entire buck with barclay. Basically not playing along with bobby knights dictator routine and trying to joke with him and poke fun of him and bobby not having any of it. I love that stuff in the book. If you wanna just maybe give my listeners here. A little preview of what they can get from that chapter which i enjoyed so the context is that this is before the dream team. The players on the olympic team were college. Players were amateurs they all. Come to bloomington indiana which is my hometown. So i was twelve years old and saw this all unfold with my own eyes and You know these players were at different points in their lives and their careers olympics. Different things for them. I mean jordan was hell bent on playing this olympic team. Barkley basically wanted to use these olympic trials to boost his draft stock and if he had the summer off and didn't make the team and he could go to alabama. And and you know go go eat and go home and have a good summer before the nba soviet. So barkley had no interest in bob knight's discipline and he put on these expeditions. You put on. The exhibition can eat this whole pizza. And he had zero. Use for bob knight's disciplined He came from a college program where he he's talked about it Recently in basically did whatever he wanted. And this i think as long as i had twenty points and ten rebounds i was gonna pass. My class was just fine. And all of a sudden he gets to indiana this guy. Who's not even his coach. who's not paying him. It's a few weeks before the nba draft. And he basically says i. Who does this guy think he. S so bob knight who is celebrated college coach at the time he sort of I'm trying to think of a good comparison could coach k. I guess but whatever sort of The absolute dominant unquestioned college coach. At the time he walks in and you know everybody sits there inception attention and he's nicknamed the general in charles barkley says. Did your granddaddy died. Is that why. You're wearing those shoes. And bob nights never been talked to this way by by anyone. He can't really kill charles. Barkley two run laps. He can't really sound taken away. Your scholarship benching you taking away your minutes and it's just great standoff but it's really funny and it was sort of a glimpse of charles barkley down the road and it was sort of a glimpse of bobby knight losing some of his own some of this discipline and it was good foreshadowing..
"jon wertheim" Discussed on The Dan Patrick Show
"I was in the early stages of my career of course sending career. But i was there to cover the usfl. And i went to those press conferences at trump tower where he'd had the big waterfall and the escalator. And you know if it was doug flutie or herschel walker. I covered the usfl trial. Like these are all these brings like. I get twitch twitch little bit when i think back to that what did you find out about trump. Then that maybe would've braced you for us that this is who trump is now a great way to put it e gave him this. He's he's committed to the role. I mean you mentioned press conference and escalators and trump tower and the us that playbook again No i mean you go back. And part of the jeff pearlman wrote a great book about trump in the usfl and there was some great stories from eighty. Four is sort of when he became this national figure. And you read those stories and it's amazing to compare that to you see. Trump trump plays fast and loose with the truth but he sure has a certain magnetism. There was a story that willie geist ad wrote an article and it said something like you riding around with. Donald trump is like riding around manhattan with a motorcycle with no windshield. You get a lot of bugs in your teeth but it sure is fun and basically is what he is and the same sort of the same playbook he used with the usfl the same way. There was a lot of vagueness. There was a lot of media. Charley steiner who is the voice of the general tells us is that the players love trump. because after the game he'd go to the locker room and he'd say everyone did its trump gru mp same as the building and he would hold the press conferences and the players would say fine up. I'm leaving. I'm going out to dinner. You can hear in do the press conference but it's a lot of the same in one thousand nine hundred four that it would be thirty two years later. How close to think the usfl or some of these teams came to being absorbed by the nfl. That's a great question. Because i mean the one thing that became clear to me researching this book is. We cannot underestimate the force in you. You know the the force that is cable television and this was right around the time that these networks were realizing you could charge the cable system subscriber fee and totally change the economics and by the way these networks all need programming and if trump i think singlehandedly trump did to the usfl. What isaiah thomas did for the cba in basketball trump just recklessly. If they had hung around and gotten a cable tv deal it would have been competing league or whether it would have had to have been absorbed. Aba nba style the usfl had. They hung out a couple of years. I think they really could have made it. What stood out at the eighty four olympics michael jordan. No i think I think what stood out. Was you had this boycott. And everyone thought that this was the death of the olympics you had terrorism and munich and montreal was financial disaster. Boycott and eighty and the soviets are gonna compete in eighty four and it didn't matter and for a variety of reasons. Peter ueberroth the comes in for a lot of credit. In this book there was no terrorism. There was drama..
"jon wertheim" Discussed on The Dan Patrick Show
"I'm one hundred pages in a little over one hundred pages in. I got to the point where you mentioned me when i was at c. n. And i was okay with it but you through the word sticky. And i don't know if that's in a good way or bad way john can you. Can you help because it's ruined. It's basically ruined my my night last night. Oh come on in in the best possible says. The nba has a new commissioner. A guy named david stern in one thousand nine hundred four. And he's an internal candidate and is so little known that in ascending broadcaster analogy. You didn't you didn't say a sending broadcaster dashingly handsome. You then even say yeah. You didn't know that. I mean the series i mean so so we'll tell the story so You had there was flying You ask people on the street if they knew. I stirred daniel stern or david stern. I believe but the real point is like howard stern but I think the real point is people. Forget that david. Stern was not this celebrated commissioner when he took over the job in eighty four and This little known lawyer quickly got to work. There's a great quote in here and it's early in the book. It says history doesn't send out invitations in advance. Apparently somebody else's calling jan right now. You only works for sixty minutes so wait. Are you an assignment right now. John you say that jokingly for forgive. Forgive that crazy day you you have. History doesn't send out invitations in advance. I love that line and going back and reading all the things that happened in one thousand nine hundred eighty four. I don't know if there was a point where you go. There is enough to be able to write a book about this. Was there a certain number that you were looking at to go. If i get to that then i can write this book once we had eight now. I mean the real challenge like all the stuff happens in eighty four right. You've got the extent of jordan and he's sort of the the spine of the book. David start on. You've got bird magic in a game. Seven and in a few days after that he come to new york for your first draft in alright. It's sam mbui elijah jordan. Barkley mum your top five picks but I mean the so all the stuff happens you say and it's gretzky wins this first top and you got the profitable olympics and karate kid the real the real mystery to me was sort of. Why was a just coincidence or was there something that really was going on in the culture that was elevating sports. Making it such such a big deal. In this this compressed period of time and the importance that music played in writing this book because you do mention their springsteen and prince on the cover. Mtv was just getting big at that moment So that intersection. How did you. How did you try to weave that. In what cable and espn was to sports that summer which was sort of like holy cow. We've got this force and we can get any anytime we want. And it's a new experience and by the way there's gonna be some real money here. It was really similar to what mtv did to music. And this was just as we went from like. Oh there's a game of the week..
"jon wertheim" Discussed on The Dan Patrick Show
"Series now heading back to milwaukee with the nets up three games to to the nets. Were down by as many seventeen. The only team this postseason with multiple comebacks of at least twelve points down and give credit to jeff green who stepped up had nine three pointers. Jeff green go back to the seattle supersonics was was jeff green with kevin durant in seattle. That one year. That kevin was there feels like jeff. Green has been around a long time. Yeah paulie good call. He was kevin durant earl watson. Nick jeff green was twenty one. Kevin durant was nineteen. We'll get phone calls coming up. And i am a great book suggestion for you jon. Wertheim has written a book now. He's says sixty minutes correspondent but he's written a book about the year nineteen eighty-four and it's not just sports but it's an incredible you know reflection back on nineteen eighty-four in everything that happened. In one thousand nine hundred four but he also weaves in the music springsteen exploded in eighty four. Not literally prince. But you have all of these events. That happened michael jordan. You know with with his explosion there martina navratilova in tennis wayne gretzky hockey but john has this book. I'm halfway through it. And it's it's a great read easy. Read fund read and i do make the book by the way. I have just a quick mention for you. Know what. why don't you guys entertain yourself there. And i'll go get the book they'll reach. You're gonna read aloud yes. I'm going to read aloud. Dan now heading back to private man cave back there. Hey paul what do you think the follow up will be to this book. L jon wertheim. Nineteen eighty-five did teach all right. So i have the book here and see. I actually wrote things down my. I'd put little markers in the page because there are certain things that i wanted to go back and remember and there's great stuff on the usfl. Great and i covered that. I was there with the trial when he won one dollar and it was troubled to three dollars after. They sued the. Nfl let me see where. Where is this great passage with me in here in this book here. So it's about david stern the former nba commissioner outside basketball circles. David stearns profile was modest so modest that when he announced he was announced as commissioner. A young cnn sports reporter. Dan patrick had the idea to take to the streets for a sticky piece asking new yorkers if they knew the name of the new nba. Commissioner howard stern. They knew isaac stern violinist drew a few a mentions david. Stern didn't register..
"jon wertheim" Discussed on The Dan Patrick Show
"If you're just joining us few things few items to update you on the nba playoffs. According to the mothership wide. Leonard is doubtful for tonight's game five between the utah jazz in the la clippers in utah and the athletic is reporting chris. Paul has entered the nba. Health and safety protocol sideline for an indefinite period of time. No information no updates in the last hour and depending on medical circumstances in isolation period could be shorter for a vaccinated individual. We don't know of chris. Paul is vaccinated but right now his status up in the air for the start of the western conference finals according to sources the sun's facing the winner of the jazz clippers series which is tied at two games apiece. The nba is yet to release the schedule for the conference finals. But if there is a game seven jazz clippers. That will be played on sunday. And then you might expect tuesday night for game one of the western conference finals. But that's just speculating. Here eight seven seven three. Dp show email address dpi. Dan patrick dot com twitter. Handle a dp show. We had a poll question for the first hour. I don't think we can stay with it. Because we had a runaway winner or loser who is to blame for the bucks loss. Everyone says it's the coach. Mike budenholzer what do you want to do for our two okay. My question about whether they should play. James harden game six and didn't really take off but is there is quite search. The basically should they ditch game six. Because they're going to be so tired from game five well if that's the case then you don't have anybody play you don't have kevin durant play. James are no you have to go out there and play and the question is at what point. Do you say we're not going to win this now. We can rest up per game seven. I think there's a little bit of strategy there. For steve nash and the brooklyn nets of. We're going to try to win this game. How how all out do we go with this. How many minutes can i play james harden. Because i think if you're expecting milwaukee to play better and maybe hold onto a lead at home and therefore your game plan will be healthy. We have to.
"jon wertheim" Discussed on The Rich Eisen Show
"Impressive for them because if you look at bogdanovich and Trae young they did not have a great scoring game. In fact i think the two of them were combined seventeen fifty so they didn't shoot well so i know that embiid shoe but atlanta and shoot. Well they were down in rallied and came back. Trae young in the breakout star of the playoffs. I don't think there's any question about it and from beat. Everyone knows that he's carrying that knee injury but he did go over twelve in the second half and it was just under ten seconds ago when he missed that layup for a guy of his caliber. You have to be able to finish around the rim. i get it. You know if he's struggling a little bit you can't elevate whatever whatever the case may be. It's a layup you have to be able to convert that and that's big for you know. That's a tough tough loss for philadelphia and also the same thing. Now you know you're playing every other day it's not gonna be easy philadelphia 'cause now not going back to atlanta atlanta's been one of the more you know young and exciting teams all season in the nba and they've been playing at a different level. You know without danny green there and if embiid is going to continue to struggle atlanta pretty good chance when two out of the last three games. All right well I'm excited looking forward to that and then out here in la we you know what. What are we to think of the los angeles clippers. They absolutely like they don't belong in the first two games of the initial series with dallas. They don't look like they belong in the first two games against the utah jazz and then last night at one point i looked at the ticket there up forty two seventeen. So did they figure something out or is this just going to be a game to game scenario where we don't know what the clippers are actually going to bring to the table. I know as soon as you want to buy into them. They'll end up disappointing. You in game you. Utah still in control from that standpoint. They have to own games. But you know when you look at the clippers they do have a lot of experience caused time bottles. Mvp pull georgia's been in big games. You know wherever he's been. I also think the key to that team. It's like whenever marcus. Morris is knocking down shots. That seems to change everything. So both paul. George and quiet thirty one last night. But i leave marcus. Morris at twenty forty five. Three point is that always seems to be a big difference. And yes you know. A data of keep scoring a lot. But he's also taking a ton of shots so they've kind of figured things out in terms of making things difficult predominant mitchell and the clippers. The clippers have more town. I know like their regular season wasn't great and it looked like there was on the verge of getting knocked out but the way they're going i would not be shocked if you see them in the nba finals speaking of the nba finals. The phoenix suns. Look like the best team in basketball right now. They've swept the denver nuggets and the reigning. Mvp chris paul and booker and deondraye eight and look the part. My question about sweeping and watching these other series continue to go and possibly could go. Seven games is this going to benefit sons. I think it would probably for chris paul. Who's a little bit older but for guys that are hot. That are playing really well right now. is this going to be a good layoff or is it one. That's going to need a little jump. Starting when they get back at it. I think you said it. I think we're chris. Paul is probably good thing money. Williams would rather have his team out there. Get a couple of days off and then just start playing the western conference finals. But obviously that's not going to happen but you know they. They've changed so much about their team. And i think the last year at the bubble. You wondered like you know they were. They were invited to the bubble because they needed to go undefeated and they need other things to happen to them to get into the plane game. Well they held it there into the bargain. They did go wait. No that didn't make the playoffs. But i wonder if having kind of that like mini camp. You can almost call it in july. Wasn't one of the best things that can happen to them and obviously getting chris. Paul was really the good thing that happened to them. I think playing those important games last year and the bubble. Got this team rolling. And it's i. I find that interesting. Everybody you know kinda kills the regular season. It's meaningless in that. I don't think phoenix thought it was a meaningless regular season. And now you look. They are there in the conference finals and they had the second best record in the nba. And three of the last four team standing in the east or the top. Three teams still adelphia brooklyn and milwaukee. So you know when push comes to shove the regular season still means something. And i think that phoenix using those games during the regular season to get better for chris paul to kind of learn some of the teammates that he was with and holding them to this really high standard. I mean this is a franchise. Let's think about it. They didn't make the playoffs for ten straight years. And here they are. They're absolutely rolling. They're already knocked off. Lebron james and the lakers and they knocked out The reigning mvp. Now the yokich and they won both close out games on the road. They've had an unbelievable year. They're rolling and to your point. I think for some of these guys. Having a long break isn't going to be a good day all right frank. Frank soul here from Siriusxm nba radio as well as the brooklyn nets studio analyst Who's who's the favorite right now. I mean with all that we know. what's going on with the brooklyn nets who's the favourite to win the nba title As of today at a really really good question i would say. Because they're healthy. I would probably put my money on the clippers but obviously that could change. We've seen how many guys i mean it's amazing how many players have gotten hurt thus far in the post season. If it's hardened comes out there tonight. And he looks seventy five percent of james. And then i might think about the brooklyn nets but i just have my doubts. I mean the guy has played now about a week and that's a hamstring. That bothered him for a month. So i'm a little worried about the brooklyn. Now that's interesting. You know the clippers have been the most jekyll and hyde team in this year's playoffs too. But they continue to have the stars right. You got kawhi. Leonard who has been in this situation before is taken teams title has one nba title with the toronto raptors. Everybody he's right there. We're talking with franken from siriusxm. Nba radio frank. We really appreciate you joining us. Good luck to your nets tonight. A see what heart and has to offer when it's all said thanks again but thanks frank keep up the good work. Take you already frank. Soul clippers t your reaction hearing that. I mean that was my reaction. Dj how great awesome. You talked to other people and they'll tell you somebody else so right now if i'm if i'm if i'm a betting man which i tend to think i am betting people i love betting people don't necessarily like betty money therefore i don't i just like to bet people you know it doesn't cost me. Anything could be the winner when it's all said and done when i lose i could just be like what are you talking about. It doesn't mean anything I like the phoenix suns. I mean how could you not. I kinda with you him as well. Yeah i would love. I would absolutely love. Chris paul to win a world title in his twentieth. Stop he's got some great guys around Monty williams the head coach there. I would love that. I'd loved for the city of phoenix. What was so cool this year. And i was going to ask frank about the lakers and just how it ended and what that looks like and whether or not lebron can get it done against the tunes this summer and it's not gonna impact next year for him. It'd be terrible if you got injured against me. A box This offseason but the fact that there could be a world champion this year. Who has never never won a world. Champion that franchise right The milwaukee bucks never have the brooklyn nets never have phoenix suns. Never have the la clippers nevertheless team to do it philadelphia. Seventy sixers nineteen eighty. Three.
"jon wertheim" Discussed on The Rich Eisen Show
"And that's what should be applauded. And that's what i would have loved. Scene from. The french open organizers about we applaud her for taking such a strong stance about her medical and mental health This is going to go a long ways in how we go about things and how we help people in in the future. I'm i'm totally with you. And i would say she also provided some vocabulary you know. I think people have probably been struggling with what she's struggling with and just didn't know how to how to characterize it. I mean. I think one of the dirty secret is these press conferences. Yes about the media and you get some quotes in. Its helps publicize the tournament. But also you know like bella. Chick stands up in front of the dunkin donuts. Placards you you look at the french open. And they've got bnp pair. You know they've got a bank behind him. They've got answered water bottles. I think this is a a lot about tournament saying say. Can we sell these sessions. This is part of what we make money off of this like bonus. Dvd footage we put these clips on social media and everyone can see our sponsors. I think people may have overlooked. The tournament has a real financial interest. This isn't about first amendment and media rights. It's about protecting something. It's has value to the tournaments but Yeah i mean again i. I was surprised that all the tournaments reacted the way they did. I thought it was really out of proportion. I think if you knew that you knew she wasn't. This wasn't the entitled athlete who trying to buy her way out of an obligation. This was eight damaged individual someone dealing with with some issues to sort of spiritual broken right now. I thought it was really clumsy the way they responded but then two weeks after two. Not douse the fire. But basically double down on what had been such a flawed approach was it was pretty studying reading quotes it was. It was definitely. Thank you for your contribution there. Jon wertheim from sixty minutes in sports illustrated. Let's let's go to the men's draw. The men's side of things I i was having. I was at a a three year. Old's birthday party on sunday and I looked at you know the feet on. Espn and i saw that novak djokovic came back from two sets down to win in three and i just thought it was so impressive. I've always really enjoyed his tennis. And during a generation of tennis with federer rafa and now him thought it was so impressive as nineteen th grand slam title. But then i had. I mentioned it to a couple other parents at the table. There and i said no came back wanting won. The french open in all of their reactions. Were like oh and he arguably in a year or two. We'll have more grand slam victories than anybody else. Because he's most likely. Roger and rafa are gonna are done at twenty they may you know may be a resurrection somewhere at some time Especially the french open for rafa but novak has a chance to be the greatest tennis player of all time. And i've never seen somebody who was in the goat. Conversation be disliked as much as him. Is that something. You felt on tours. That just more of a thing. Kind of americanized over here. Where we've seen it publicized with his behavior and everything like that Or is that actually something. That's a real feeling out there on the tour man If if they live issue a great question. And i feel like if the guy in serbia could run for president tomorrow. Right certainly has pockets of popularity. I i wish i remembering i credit. Them i wish i remember someone compared djokovic of like detroit pistons right. So you've got the we got the lakers and the celtics. He got bird and magic. He's sort of pick your tribe and you had that with doll and you know the truth. Is you really kinda liked the other one two and all the sudden here comes this party crasher and they're not particularly. You know artistically pleasing. I mean if it's not quite detroit bad boys tennis but sorta of like who's this third guy wrecking up to this. Nice rivalry we had. So i thought djokovic sort of always had that against him as like the third guy. The party He does some things that aren't necessarily so admirable but he's he's not like the bad boy of tennis i mean he's he's a nice guy and i think one thing is really kind of wild key really wants to be like i mean it would crush him to hear what you just said from that birthday party like. He wants everyone to like him if he just said you know what. I'm i'm jimmy connors. Whatever i'm mike tyson and you know like hate me. I don't care it would be easy. He really wants affection. He really wants. Roger federer's popularity level. And i think that only kind of makes people withhold it So it's yeah. It's a weird thing i mean. This guy is This guy's gonna retire with the most majors. He has a winning record head to head against the other two guys. He's i mean just sort of more weeks at number one you sort of make the statistical case and it's really hard not to conclude that he's the best ever but there's just that lacking element personally amongst so many fans that you know. You suspect joe commits himself. Would trade in a few of those majors for a little more popularity. Just be the pro wrestling. He'll right but he doesn't want that. So it's it's a weird thing where in terms of tennis. He's incredible in some pockets. He's very popular but he hasn't been able to equal what federal dollars done in terms of sort of appeal. And you kinda feel like it really bothers him and you know who i mean. There's there's time maybe he turns it around. And then we see this all the time right where the older athletes get more affectionate. We have for them and you start off is the villain and ended up as the hero but yeah. It's a real wrinkle in this that he's doing amazing. Things clarity just happened. got the public affection. The way the other two guys out or speaking with jon wertheim from sports illustrated's executive editor as well as a sixty minutes correspondent. We'll talk about the play You know you know pretty much dominated in that second set and then You know he flipped a switch again and went on to beat his opponent. Who was looking for his first grand slam. Victory in the next three sets of his last two matches at the french open. Four hours and eleven minutes. Each his dominance his stamina He he is. He is setting the stage for him being considered the greatest tennis player of all time and he continues to do it..
"jon wertheim" Discussed on Sports Media with Richard Deitsch
"You hope naomi. Osaka comes back soon. I mean i. I do think that the players were awesome. I mean the players basically said i wish her. Well i empathize. I don't necessarily find these press conferences to be stressful and it's problematic as he does I mean i thought that the players were the adults in the room and had the most measured and mature and that sensible response to this. But yeah as as you say you wish. More people You know how how many people could name you. The the women's singles winner at the french open who also won the doubles title How many compare that to the number of people that have a take on my own. No socks this is sort of t- tennis in a nutshell sport. That can't get out of. Its way what do you expect. what do you expect her to do over the next couple of months do do you expect to see her. At wimbledon the us open. I mean what's what's really interesting is going to be the olympics. I mean she she is. I mean you know. This is the japanese athlete with a chance of gold. Who is this global superstar. I don't know how she doesn't play the olympics. I mean i don't know how she doesn't go sort of just given some of this commercial pressure. Some of this is national pride and then some of this obligations that she has anyway. I don't know we'll see wimbledon. Wouldn't surprise me if she said i'm not ready for that. But the flip side of that is. I don't know how she misses the olympics. And then you'd like to think that Some some time has passed. And she's a better place i do. Think you know serena williams as a source of great saw these careers long serena williams is more than fifteen years older than she is. So this is not You know that this is not something that's going to imperil her career. You hope you take some time off gets in a better place and comes back i i. I think we'll see tokyo. And then i would like to think we'll see her defender. Us open title. Get goat profile novak djokovic ready for twenty twenty two jump just give you a tip. Bats here all right. Yeah no i know. I know it's it's fun it's good for that's actually good for tennis. Giancana's jon wertheim is a senior writer for sports illustrated a correspondent for sixty minutes an analyst for the tennis channel and the author of a new book. Glory days the summer of nineteen eighty-four and the ninety days that changed sports and culture. John i wish you nothing but the best of luck on your world tour here of book promotion you know. Hopefully you get something much bigger than this get. I don't know sixty minutes or or something like that. At least i appreciate that. I'm going to challenge your editor. And say that i take a great deal of pleasure and what you've done with your career and what an end how you've made this. Are you made this a beat you. We're onto something Play long time ago. And i'm happy you You turned it into what you did. World equals nut. Thank you john. That's very kind of you to say. John worth five. Best of luck with the book. John thank you for joining me today. Thanks thanks are back in studio. Thanks to michael. K and john wertheim for their time and insights I enjoyed those compositions. That was pretty cool if you like This kind of stuff had to the sports media with richard daij page where us podcast fuller pledged. Detroit leaves five union and day a nice not. Thanks very very helpful to me previous Podcast episodes we had. Espn's ian darke on calling the euros challenge of that and anthony creepy of sports go on the nba viewership for that sending before that jemele hill on now and tom hannifin. Wwe people know tom. Phillips working at organization the exiting organization then prior to that the athletes beat the davidson and jimmy trainer for an hour nerd out on sports. Talk done some episodes prior to that with Talking about kenny..
"jon wertheim" Discussed on Sports Media with Richard Deitsch
"One bank of america corporation as i said at the top. I've known john wertheim a time. He's one of the best guys in the business. That i'm at could not be more incredibly helpful to me during my sports illustrated career always when he has project to bring him on. He has like like michael. Like my other guest on this podcast k. Like fifteen thousand jobs. He's a senior writer for sports illustrated. He is a correspondent for sixty minutes is an analyst for the tennis channel and he is the author of glory days the summer of nineteen eighty four and the ninety days that change sports and culture. That book is out this week. in hardcover head to amazon where you can purchase this or wherever books are sold and i'm pleased to be joined by john worth i'm john. I'm taping this shortly after the conclusion of the french open. I mean you must be tired for you. I rally nice to be here crazy. French open but We're we're off to the next thing which regrettably book promotion. Thanks for having me your you welcome. We'll get to the french open a little bit. Because the one thing. I will talk. I would like to get john's perspective on Now asaka and and everything that happened since her decision to skip press conferences and then obviously pull out of the french open. So john the here. The the tissue that connects this book are all these kind of remarkable things that happen during a very short time in nineteen eighty. Four whether that's sort of the beginning of the The michael jordan explosion the nineteen eighty-four olympics wrestlemainia and wwe. ming phenomenon. the karate kid coming out there's a chapter in your book on Abc espn and sort of the the deal that ultimately helped explode cable television espn's riches into the universe so at a certain point you must have noticed that all of these things are happening around the same time. When did this idea come to you. Good question i i did a piece for For our former colleague. Ted keys for sports illustrated. I'm mike experience with the eighty four olympic trials. When i was in middle school they were held in my hometown. Indiana jordan was air barkley. Was there stockton malone and zero security. It just seemed like the most normal thing to be walking down the street. And like there was michael jordan. You know drinking a smoothie looking for a ride to the mall and someone approaching a man. This'll be a great book and mccollum had done the dream team book and i didn't think you could do a whole book on the eighty four olympic team. But then i started poking around in the almighty newspapers dot com. Which is the every journalist secret weapon and you realize like every single day brought a news item that we still can recall today and you know what news bird. Magic played in the game. Seven of the final media the finals for the first time when front of new commissioner david stern and a few days after that jordan was drafted. And a guy named mike. Tyson lost at the olympic trials. The same day john mcenroe. What wimbledon every single day was this explosion of sports news in. So you know there's certainly an element of nostalgia and coincidences. But i think you hit on it. Which is what. I also realizes you had this this binding force what what made it more than just a series of coincidences. Was this rise of cable. This rise. This realization sports equals commerce and this was more than game. This was business. It did seem like this was a summer when at all really crystallized how do you. This is a very seems to me. Maybe the The principal challenge for the author. In this case you. How do you navigate all this into a into a narrative that that works. That is a great question. And that's a challenge. I mean are sort of standalone chapters but hopefully there's some themes woven woven into it But no i mean that's that's always the challenge of this bill. Bryson did a great book on the summer of nineteen twenty seven and that was That was a bit of a model for this. And it's lindbergh it's it's the yankees and louisiana politics. That was a bit of the model. But you also sort of had to go chronologically because you can't you know if you can't write about the olympics before you write about the rise of jordan and david fog and emptied drafted so the chronology was sort of a crunch but i tried to weave it in so it wasn't just in june happened. This happened. this happened in july august. I remind me if. I'm right about this in reading. This book did did michael jordan. Call you mcenroe or called. You like tennis. Sky is to have my recollection man Yeah when i was what i was in middle school. He did for this book. He did not participate Happily one of the few people who who didn't because a lot of people were great but Yeah when i was in i again this is. This is all in my little hometown. In the mid in bloomington indiana and i would give the sleepy count to begin with especially in the summer when when school's out session and all these sports not a sports nerd and i would walk around town with my tennis racket and michael jordan was something i've i've run into all the time and they would hold practice in the assembly hall..
"jon wertheim" Discussed on Sports Media with Richard Deitsch
"Go. Yeah he goes. Okay he's not gonna let you up now for five years. He goes what you just did made you feel good for twenty minutes. And now you're in his crosshairs for five year so get ready and he was right he was right just the guys that criticized don't like being criticized at sooner columnists they'd be journalistically sound. They could just bright. I don't like this guy. I don't like the way sounds. He's to give too many stats. Whatever the case may be so. I now that a lesson learned it was a lesson learned that you know i could take my little shots. They'll be quick. And i'm not going to go twenty minutes off off the top of my head. About what a bad person somebody is but again. I'm barry i. I don't even hide it. My skin is so thin it's translucent and it just bothers me when i feel i'm unfairly criticized. Now if i'm this up if i mess up a call and you say well michael just messed up the call it. I deserved it. But when you say stuff like just the way i do stuff for you know something that rubs you the wrong way. It bothers me because i don't get it. I don't understand the meanness of it. Because i do my radio show. One thing i'm brought of. I've done the radio show twenty years richard and never once on that show. Have i ever sat air and demanded that somebody fired. Because what i've always understood even when i was a writer. Is that the person that you're ripping that you're asking. They lose their job. They have a family. They support their family with their job. And don jumps on the all time costanza. Somebody should be. I've never said it. I will never say. I think it's the wrong thing to do. I think there are people behind these public figures. I think sometimes we forget that we just think that cardboard cutouts no. They're not they live. they breathe. I know that when when my mom was alive at people would rip me in the newspapers infuriate her and it would ruin her day and this is you know. This was a seventy seventy five year old woman. I don't wanna do that to somebody's family. Yeah i'm critical. But i'm never gonna call for somebody's job and i i. I'm amazed people in my business. Doing radio talk shows throughout the country. Where they just cavalierly go. This guy has to be fired. The hidden colchester be fired. You've got to fire them. I can't do it. I just don't have an any. Maybe i'm not built for. Yeah i appreciate that. And i appreciate your honesty when it comes to being thin skinned because i think all of us Sterotype but many of us in this business at certainly at times of our career or that and you should sort of acknowledged that be honest. Michael kay is the voice of the television voice of the new york yankees. He's the host of center and the yes network hosting the michael kay show on. Espn radio from two to six thirty. I'll give The book that's coming out this week against centerstage my most fascinating interviews from to jay z. And that's a collection of the interviews that michael's dawn on the centerstage joe and again. If you just just google centerstage and see some the names that he's talked to. It's kind of amazing. I mean it really is like eight lewis city and right up there with some of the major late night shows that. Have these guests michael. I always enjoy catching up with you. And i always appreciate your time. Thanks today for joining me on the sports media. Podcast new. Thanks.
"jon wertheim" Discussed on Sports Media with Richard Deitsch
"Came here. Let's finish up on your radio show You're smart enough to know that the If you look at the larger landscape sports radio is not what it was Fifteen ten years ago podcasts are are such a dominant medium right now when it comes to how people listen to audio and on demand audio the monetization of podcast continues to grow. But here's my but michael. Here's this is why you are an interesting guy here but in cities like new york and in cities like boston sports. Talk radio matter still like people care about what you have to say what the people on wfan have to say. It's the same thing with the two prominent sports stations in boston. And i wonder just how in a in a way to me like you're you and your group are sort of going to be like the la- like almost the last of of of the really important spot. Sports talk shows Because i think outside of some of the biggest cities in the country you know the chicago's the new york's phillies the boston's i feel like we're heading to more of an on demand world. We're hearing michael opinion at three. O'clock is not going to be as important as yet to michael opinion. But i wanna listen to it at eleven o'clock at night because that fits more into my schedule. So what's it like to host a prominent show for you in in two thousand and twenty one as the as the world at least in terms of on on air audio and sports radio is changing around you. It's funny i i understand the value. Podcast i do but it's not immediate. You know it can't give you news as it happens. So we're doing a podcast right now. And if i drop dead. The podcast is pretty much finished. But if i dropped out on live radio while you're interviewing needs to different stories. I get some publicity though that did have. I hope that doesn't happen. Michael but if it does happen that's that's very good for me so thank you whatever works you know if i can help but i believe that the immediacy of radio as a whole you write has dropped down but the thing that live radio gives you is that you can react on the fly and also the power of the podcast because our entire show was put into a podcast. And sometimes. I don't think we should do that because it hurts ratings. Because you know people are shaped shifter's if they want to hear the michael kay show at eleven o'clock at night they could sit there podcasts. But that doesn't give us any ratings. If you're listening to a podcast. We got a lot of clicks on the podcast but unlike other shows in our city and streaming and stuff like that. We don't make any money off it because we don't charge extra commercials for podcast streaming. So i think i think radio is still a very important part of the landscape and you say sports radio is not the same as it wasn't i would agree ratings. Rice gets in the heyday of mike. Mad dog they get the an average quarter hour of over one. Yeah now if you get an average quarter hour like five or six your bosses will hug you it. Just it's different. It's just a different. It's a different landscape. But i still think it's important. I i still think people turn to morning drive and afternoon drive and podcast allows people who enjoy things on their own time but if you want like if so the trade today at three forty five you can't really call a podcast find out about it. You could turn on the radio see what we think about it and i think that that's the advantage. That radio has over podcast. You you've been very honest including with me. You don't cover new york radio on any kind of daily basis but obviously the mike francesa was a national story. When i talked to you prior and you've been honest with other writers to like ratings matter to you like it was important for you to be To try to take down. France s who obviously had a top rated show Within sports for a long time why. Why do ratings matter for you michael went. I could certainly make the argument that there's enough listeners. To go around to listen to your show that you do on. Espn radio and The evan roberts craig carton show that goes on wfan. I mean reality is like you. Both these programs can probably make money and both these programs can have a fan base. Why is it. Why is it important to you to be number one in the slot. I guess you ego competitive nature you know. Why do something unless you're trying to be the best at it. And you know the yankee games. I mean we always get good ratings but then getting ratings you this mike okay and david had fallen ill. They're getting ratings. Just what's on screen The players the radio. It's me it's me. And don and peter and if we're not the number one then people choosing other people rush and that strikes the eagle a little bit. I gotta tell you. I was so invested in the francesa stuff that i know. This is going to sound childish. That made my career in radio when we beat him before he left because he was just very very Out there about how he'd never been beaten. We've first came on the scene. He called us a peashooter and stuff like that and that was my goal. I mean i was going to hang in there. And i just. I thought we were against the clock we were making. We're making a huge chunks of ratings ground in the last couple years. But i knew it was coming to an end. I just knew we had to be them legitimately without the streaming nonsense that they argue about. We had to beat him straight out before he left and the fact that we did it before he left. It still brings a smile on my face. It really does and many came back and we beat him again and that was just extraordinarily. It was it was just a great feeling. And now we've got even more competition you know. Mike presented something that was tough to be and now now carton and roberts are presenting something. That's not the be and they're going to be difficult they really are and i know that ratings made an awful lot to craig is well with everything that he's gone through and you know he wants to go after us and i'm somewhat hamstrung and again. My competitive nature gets angry at this. Is that you know. I worked for two tiffany grants. I can't really go on. Espn i can't go low and be connected to the yankees now michael. Kay the person. If i wasn't gonna go as low as anybody but i kinda got handcuffs on and and craig and evan. They don't so it's gonna be interesting to see how that plays out. They've done very very well. Since craig came back in. I will tell you this. He's an extraordinary radio host. He knows exactly out of push buttons and get people engaged and it's going to be another challenge. It really is one of the things that was very clear with francesa of mike is that you were the underdog in sort of that robbery as crazy as that would sound for a guy working for espn or the yankees reality is. You're absolutely the underdog in that. And i think that narrative people in a sense like they like to see the underdog ultimately topped over dog particularly an overdose like francesa and i give them credit obviously for his radio career but he could be a total asshole when it came to the ratings stuff so he made it easy to root against him. I think at times Even if you didn't particularly love michael k it feels a little different here and this is not to say that that that that wfan is some like little engine that could but do you agree with that. You're not the. I don't know if you're the over dog here but you're certainly no longer the underdog in this in this ratings robberies that fair i totally fair and i actually said on another podcast about a month ago. Yeah john jastremski. I listened to the new york. New york podcast. I feel like i didn't feel pressure against francesa. I i felt internal pressure. I wanted to do it. And i want to do before he retired. But you know again. If i didn't do it. That's a big bad mike francesa. It's hard to beat them. But when when creggan teamed up when we were number one so all of a sudden we're the favorite and they're the underdog. So i feel i feel pressure.
"jon wertheim" Discussed on Sports Media with Richard Deitsch
"I'd like to have bill clinton on and we almost had him once and he had a book out about golf and his people said all. I could ask you about was golfs and i said well i don't want and they said why i said if i have a former president united states. Just talk golf with him. I mean there's just so much fruit hanging off the tree tonight. Not ask them anything out. Well we won't If you ask him anything take him stage. And i said we turned him down because The clinton if i'm gonna talk to bush i wanna be able to ask them questions you know about the world when they were in power not about the golf game. Yeah yeah you can't take that interview that's the right call for sure yes. I felt going to center stage with gary cohen. As opposed probably. Yeah all right. Let's so again that's sort of. You can get center stage. The book mike basically go to amazon. It's coming out this week. Any major place that sells a hardcover books at the moment. Yeah june fifteenth. The actual release date a lot of people. I mean. we've been thrilled by. We're already like the number one. Sports book on amazon to the last couple of weeks is done the in terms of preorder so thrilled. So it's the first book i've never done and i'm kind of excited about it and it's been like it's been in the hopper for about two years and we kept postponing it because of the pandemic in think it'd be a big You know the pandemic the election. We just thought that wasn't the right time to release it but we think now's the right time right before father's day. Yeah now you can do signings. You could actually go to a bookstore. That's actually really good news all right. Let's let's switch to your other jobs have number questions on this. How so So my listeners. Just have the The details how long had you been calling the yankees. At this point. This is my year which is unbelievable. Ten with john on radio john sterling and the last twenty s network since it started. Why do you still enjoy it. Why do you still enjoy the same job after thirty years because the job i wanted since i was nine i mean i used to tell my parents who were very supportive but always said well how something to fall back on just in case but i wanted to be the yankee announcer since i was nine years old so every day. I walk into that booth. Not the south. I realize how lucky i am. You know to actually be announcing no one of the most famous teams in the world. Certainly in the top five and i happen to love the game of baseball not as much now as i did before. Not because i'm bored by. But i just don't like the way the game is played anymore but overall it's to me. It's not it's not heavy lifting. It's not something i know. Dread going to work. I love going to work every single day. So as long as my voice holds up in my body holds up and the yankees. Still want me to do it. I can see this doing it for a long time. Have people like Vin scully. Or i'm not comparing. Nobody really competitive in scully. So i'm not comparing you to him but have people who have or hugh brown people who have worked dick vitale. People who have now worked into their late eighties in the case of huby does that give you And i would ask anyone in your position does does has that extended. Maybe you're thinking in terms of how long someone can do a job like yours because once upon a time they probably would have made a switch. You know when someone in your position is sixty or sixty five years old. But today i feel like that should be about mary. Meritocracy if you're still doing good at seventy five. Wh why should age matter yeah. I don't think it should matter and baseball. I think it seems like we have a lot of people that go late in life like you know. Ernie harwell harry carey. And you know you almost become part of the family if you're announcing a baseball team hundred fifty games a year. I look at vince. Gully though he's the god of baseball broadcasters and he went to the same school. As me. I don't i mean sixty seven years to is almost hard to comprehend so i always do math in my head. Richard i'm sixteen hours though. I don't feel sixty if i do another twenty years. That gives me fifty. I don't know if i can do that. I don't know if i would want to do it. I have to see. I felt and the one thing that a makes me think about how long i'm going to do it is. I got married late in life that i really young children. Six eight year old and i just don't want to be away the whole title. I want to be that person. That's away all the time. This growing up this you know on. I'm on my deathbed. i'm not gonna say gee. i wish. I had done fifty one years of yankee baseball also at some point with radio. Show in the yankee game. Something has to give weakest To my wife and my kids so that that's that's a variable that wasn't there you know ten years ago. The my my career has been driven by the fact that i was i was selfish. I did things and made decisions for myself. But once i got married ten years ago and then had the kids know. Now you're making decisions for a lot of people and you have to be fair to them. So i just don't know if i've got sixty years in me. I don't know if i'll live to lady. I hope. I do but knows how is mike. How's the pandemic house the last year or so including calling games How has that changed your thinking professionally and observe obviously. Gets into the last answer that you gave. Well you know what it's actually in terms of family. Richard it's been easier. You know where. I'm doing this interview with you right now. I i don't leave my house So i i did I do my radio show four and a half hours a day here. There's no yankee game and You know last year a couple of times you know we did. We did the game on monitors for my basement. So i mean the technology so amazing where it saves me time when i do my radio show. We do it out of new york city. It's an hour and ten minute ride from my house. So i get off six thirty You know i'm not getting home until no twenty two eight. So that's time that i could spend with my kids..
Interview With Sam Querrey And Eric Hutchinson
"Jon Wertheim here, and it's this week's. Illustrated Tennis podcast, we have two guests this week, a bonus guest in mainstream tennis player guest I. Am Query joins us. He is at the Greenbrier in West Virginia where he was laying world team tennis, and then as he will explain, is ready to embark on a full season starting in August, and we talked to him about what it's been like in the tennis bubble what his plans are for the rest of the season and sort of what the impact of this crazy and cratered year has been on a on a player of his status, his age. then. We have Eric Hutchinson. He's been on the show before Eric is a friend of big. Band of tennis and we talk a bit about what it's like to be a solo performer solar artists in the time of Cova probably not dissimilar to being a singles player. Eric has a new album class of one, thousand, nine, hundred, Eighty, eight. So we talk a bit about the process a bit about this sort of enforced break that we are all on. What the overlaps between music and tennis. All right now and some tennis chatter with a big tennis fan. So Sam Corey versed Haircut Simpson's second. Let's start in. West. Virginia. You're. In the bubble. I am. Tennis bubble. Let's let's start the president as a been. IT'S BEEN AWESOME You know for me I hadn't told a match in. Australian Open because my wife had a baby in February also I mean it's been five months. So I was excited to go I think all the players here are are really loving it and it's fine and we're finally back plans some competition and it's been great i. mean the I've never I don't know if you've ever been here. I. Know I haven't most you'll have in, but the resort is awesome So it is a bubble but at the same time you can there's golf fishing a bunch of restaurants you can go. You know skeet shooting eighteen. So you're you don't feel like you're just you're playing tennis and going back to your room. There's so much to do outside tennis, which is really made it fun for everyone because we are here for for three full weeks. And it's great to be back in absolute competition and. Going to court I mean it's going great so far. Some sounds like summer camp widsom competitive tennis thrown in. That's exactly what it feels like especially 'cause you're you're in the mountains that it's got a very, very much camp field. We're we're only doing this audio. I have to say you're your backdrop is tremendous. It looks like I mean you can kind of see like. Beautiful. No it's. It's this part of the I've never been here like I said it's I mean we went ATV and a few days ago, and you go up in the mountains in the views and. I. Spectacular. Doesn't sound like a bad way to spend July. What's been the? What about sort of the training, the nutrition, the hydration everything that comes with competitive playing how have you been able to deal with? With that. I, mean for me personally that's been that's been tough. The last like months to find the motivation for practice knowing or not knowing when we're GONNA. Start. You know you're kind of always like like apprenticed for like, wow not studying for I'll just as the next day and then I do the next day. So you know the last two months I haven't practicing hard but there's there's a practice shape and there's match shape. It's hard to really get back into your match shape until you play match. So. I'm doing the best. I can I've got Christian Cossio who travels with me as like a physio here with me. So we've been in the gym every day and working on my body. So physically actually feel fine because you know the team that I'm on I'm only playing singles every day. So I've literally got a thirty minute sets of five. And that's all the tennis I'm playing. So off days and even some matchdays I'm finding the other guys have updates in in an extra and extra practice and spending time in the gym and trying to make the most of it won't here. What's the level play? Overall? It's been high I. Mean I've played tennis twenty years because of the incentives this year online means finals, winters, It's intense. The teams are into it i. mean every you really feel like everyone's kind of laying it out there and It's made it better. You know I it's fun of the past but these incentives, I, it's it's up the level and there's a few more come on. There's a the teams kind of gathering around over a little bit more. So it's it's been really fun and I hope they continue to do is incentives can. Stays at this level. Yeah. I mean I was GONNA. Say, this is an interesting. You're a world team tennis veteran. This is unlike any other season you've had you just. League can. Use this crazy. This crazy three weeks as a springboard. I hope. So I. Mean Look at Fred Leading Eric Davidson behind it and they love tennis and You know they seem to have the financial backing to help move it forward in a good direction and Like the nave because of what happened, I mean the level and the talent they have this year is like no other year they've had world tanks. See this type of caliber players for a full season. So hopefully I mean I everyone that plays this year know especially those top players are GonNa say oh. My God this has been fun like this has been a great. Few weeks of practice, it's fun to be on a team and hopefully for the years moving forward, they're going to those top players GonNa WanNa do it again. Give, give us your your like top top four players of the season. If you're writing in your MVP, votes would be Gosh I would have to look at kind of like the the win loss record. you know Bethany Matic Santa's up there because she's just it seems like every mixed doubles in every doubles cheese. You know winning most of those. Sets. closers was up there until she got her she was just on fire. So I'm still GONNA put closers in the mix and then. Not so I'M GONNA try to I'm trying to think of a guy that's. been somewhat dominant. I can't tell I. Don't know I would need to look at like. He's been winning losing.
World TeamTennis CEO Carlos Silva
"Jon Wertheim here. Sports illustrated tennis podcast. Let us start by pausing for a second of silence to acknowledge that this ought to be the second week of Wimbledon one of the great pinnacles of the tennis calendar. We'll have to wait till next year, but meanwhile we have a good podcast this week. Our guest is Carlos, Silva Carlos as the CEO of World Team Tennis, which has perhaps you know we'll have a twenty twenty season a little bit different, but there will be a series of sixty three matches from July twelfth to August first at the greenbrier. The resort in West Virginia where all the players and all the teams will effectively be bubbled This is tennis's version of. Of what we're seeing, the NBA and this is a a prelude of sorts to the twenty twenty us open but world team. Tennis persists Carlos. Talks about where how and when you can see the matches, but they will be televised on a variety of networks and platforms, and World Team tennis stalwart in the sports since the early seventies will persist, so we talk with Carl's about world team tennis about staging an event amid corona where his league fits into this crazy mosaic, we call tennis and his experience with the sport as well as a former player so good conversation with a guy I've known for for a while. Here's Carlos Silva. Doing Oria I'm good I'm good. Things are good. Where are you? Where are we getting you? I'm in I live in Potomac outside of DC our. Okay so you're you're not far from. The greenbrier of these things go yet now I've been. I've been a few times over the last of the last few weeks, so yeah, it's like it's like three and a half hours from Dallas. All right, so you can, you can You can drive that. So! Yeah, let's start there I feel like. Talking about TV shows like a succession or Ozark but tell us about season forty five. What are we expecting a year? So. I mean as you know we. We have nine teams in season forty five. We had a new expansion team in Chicago there. Unfortunately, not comply in Chicago. Sloan Stevens is anchoring that team along with her coach out Murray. and. And so yeah, we're bringing everybody. We looked at a lot of different states John in Texas Florida. Nevada California, but But West? Virginia felt good It still feels good in the grand scheme of things was based on everything. That's happening, so we're out. We're bringing all night teams the Greenbrier, but we're GONNA. Play a complete season, and so the season will still be fourteen regular season, seven home and seven away. If you will, which will really only consists of. You, know whatever jersey, they're wearing that day home or away. On one court right at the writing a great low stadium that the Greenbrier Scott. I was GONNA. Say I. Commend You on a not picking Florida California. Texas Arizona, you. you picked well. I guess I think other sports are going to be looking at this as a real sort of. Canary in the coalmine to use the West Virginia and. Nobody I think whether it's dope, it or whether it's the Orlando in this NBA bubble. Do you feel pressured to sort of do this? Right for world team, but also I. Suspect a lot of other sports. Outlets are going to be looking at this. Yes we feel pressure? I mean in an I. Think you're right I. Don't think it's just tennis. I think it's sport. You know all of us. I mean the one thing you may have found it to John. I've found that over the last three months. Everyone's been very collegial in. In a weather we're on white. House calls whether we were all together. I mean I talked to Jay Monahan you know about a month ago before before their season started because they were GonNa go to tech says, and he gave me some great feedback on what they were doing with testing, and so yeah, we do we. We're We're trying to be very diligent and we're also trying every day to make sure that what we're doing. We're still analyzing it every. Every day, no as I told my team and we've told the players you know until August second when someone raises the King Trophy we gotta be diligent every day, so we've. We've even made a few adjustments as you know we're. We're going to have five up to five hundred fans in the stadium right halls, twenty, five hundred, and originally those fans were only required to have a temperature check, but about five days ago before everything a little bit. A little crazy over last five days we decided that we would add masks in for the fans as well and so all all. All the fans will also have mass in the stadium. And you know with the way we thought about that as you can always take the masks down at feel better, but better to be a little safer so Yeah, there's there's definitely a low pressure. I think we're up forward and I think we're going to show everyone how how we can be safe and be. Operationally smart every day. It's a five hundred fans as of today is the number you're working with. It is yeah. Yeah, and what? We got I don't know if you've ever been to that stadium, but it's a great little Horseshoe Horseshoe stadium around the court with a lower bowl at an upper bowl, and so the you'll either by a lower bowl, general admission, ticket or bowl, general admission ticket, and then every other rose blocked, and then the Oscars will social distance. Distance when you come into the stadium, so if you came John with your family, you'd be able to sit with your family. But if I came with my family, we'd sit together but I wouldn't be able to sit next to your family. We'd be six feet away and so and so that that works and we'd. We'd all at mass in the in the stance.
Jon Wertheim mailbag: Wimbledon preview, Nick Kyrgios
"L dot com to hear the full interview with laura luma on the jenin bill page george zimmerman is expected in court this morning to face a stalking charge zimmerman is accused of harassing and sending threatening messages to private investigator darren warren who was working on a documentary about seventeen year old trayvon martin's death deputies say zimmerman called warren fifty five times left thirty six voicemails and texted him sixty seven times in just over a week one message sent to the film's producer allegedly threatened to feed warren to an alligator zimmerman has pleaded not guilty samantha jordan abc news orlando of course zimmerman was acquitted in the shooting death of martin in two thousand twelve and thirty six year old serena williams who's a palm beach gardens resident is getting seeded at wimbledon despite taking a break from tennis to give birth to her daughter did not make an exception and remember she was not seated the us open has already said that they will absolutely take this into account but wimbledon is making an exception.